15 Common Traits of Successful Business Owners

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

Ever wonder how the greatest marketing and advertising pioneers such as Steve Jobs, David Ogilvy, and Seth Godin cultivated what we now know as the most successful and innovative business prototypes to exist today? Everyone has an opinion of what they think are the best methods to follow in order to thrive in this industry, but we propose a thought, “is this success truly measured by applying versatile business practices, or is it attributed to specific personality traits that an individual may exude?” Could this be associated with the quality versus quantity concept?

Research has shown that some of the most successful CEOs, politicians, executives, and even world leaders share similar behavioral characteristics and habits. From interacting with customers and how they approach their workload to their morning routines before arriving at the office; the most notable business owners continue to obtain professional achievement by exhibiting the following qualities:

  1. Curiosity
  2. Their persistence prevails
  3. Networking is a must
  4. They remain calm under stressful situations
  5. They set realistic goals
  6. They are always eager to learn
  7. Giving up is not an option
  8. They repeatedly ask questions/Analyze situations
  9. They are always growing—personally and professionally
  10. Stress is their friend, not their enemy
  11. They take time to do things they enjoy—exercise, spending time with family and friends, hobbies, etc.
  12. They don’t tolerate flaws, they fix them
  13. They don’t waste time, they utilize it
  14. They wake up early
  15. They communicate effectively

We at McCauley Marketing Services believe that your brand needs to be evident in everything you do, whether it is your company name, business cards, office environment, website, advertisements, marketing campaigns, promotional items, social media profiles, etc. It should also be reflected in the way you do business; that means the way you act, and how you carry yourself. Practicing these basic principles may encourage you to experiment with new ideas, platforms, technology, and most importantly, they may help improve your brand, cultivate and revive relationships, and potentially grow your business.

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